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Thirty Percent Improvement in Yields With Superwheat

by Savitha C Muppala on May 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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Thirty Percent Improvement in Yields With Superwheat

A mix of an age old variety of wheat with a modern one in a bid to improve the production of wheat, has led to some amazing results.

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany has come out with this new strain without employing genetic modification.

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To acquire the character and traits of a 10,000 year old strain, botanists used cross-pollination and seed embryo transfer technology.

Botanists are happy with the resulting crop as it is bigger and stronger. They are optimistic that productivity can be increased by 30% with this new process.

The outcome of initial trials has showed a lot of promise. We may need to wait for another five years during which time more tests on the crop and mandatory approvals will give an improved yield.



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